The Best Easy Vegan Broccoli Summer Salad Recipe

Easy Vegan Broccoli Summer Salad- Recipe

Satisfy your cravings for something fresh and delicious with this Easy Vegan Broccoli Salad recipe. Perfect for summer BBQs or a quick and healthy vegan lunch, this salad is packed with crisp broccoli, creamy dressing, and a balance of flavors that will leave you wanting more. Not only is it vegan, but it’s also a nutritional powerhouse, thanks to the cancer-fighting properties of broccoli and its abundance of vitamins, fiber, and minerals. So, whether you’re hosting a vegan BBQ or just looking for a tasty salad to enjoy, this recipe is sure to delight!

Broccoli Summer Salad

How long does broccoli salad last in the fridge?

This Easy Vegan Broccoli Salad can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to two days. If stored separately from the dressing it can last even longer, up to 4 days. This means you can make it ahead of time for a party or for meal prepping during the week. And don’t worry about the broccoli getting soggy, it will stay crisp and delicious.

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How far ahead to make the Easy Vegan Broccoli Salad?

It’s best if you can make it at least 1 hour ahead. You can make it up to 24 hours in advance and it will still be nice and crisp!

Easy Vegan Broccoli Summer Salad

Can I make substitutions in the Easy Vegan Broccoli Salad recipe?

Yes, you can make substitutions to the recipe. For example, if you’re not a fan of raisins, you can use cranberries or chopped nuts instead. If you’re not a fan of vegan mayo, you can use vegan sour cream or yogurt. The possibilities are endless. Feel free to get creative and make this recipe your own

How do you make broccoli taste delicious?

Experiment with different flavor combinations and cooking methods. This Easy Vegan Broccoli Salad is a great starting point, with its balance of crisp and creamy ingredients. But don’t stop there! Try roasting it with olive oil and garlic, adding it to soups, tossing it in a teriyaki stir-fry, or serving it with a vegan cheese sauce. The possibilities are endless, and with a little creativity, broccoli can be transformed into a tasty and nutritious dish. Give it a try and let us know your favorite way to enjoy broccoli!

Health Benefits of Broccoli

Broccoli is an excellent source of vitamin C, which helps protect against colds and flu. Vitamin C is also known as ascorbic acid, and it is found in citrus fruits, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, kiwi fruit, mangoes, oranges, papaya, peppers, strawberries, tomatoes, and watermelon.

Broccoli is also rich in fiber, folate, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, protein, riboflavin, thiamine, zinc, and vitamins A, B6, K, and E. It has been shown to help prevent cancer. Reduce cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure, improve bone density, and fight off infections.

In addition to its many vitamins and minerals, broccoli is also a great source of antioxidants. These powerful compounds help to protect cells from damage and may reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. Broccoli is also low in calories and high in fiber, making it a great addition to any healthy diet. Whether you’re looking to boost your immune system, improve your digestion, or just enjoy a delicious and nutritious side dish, broccoli is a great choice.

Vegan Broccoli Summer Salad
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Easy Vegan Broccoli Summer Salad

This vegan broccoli salad is the perfect balance of crisp and creamy and is the perfect side dish for a summer BBQ!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: BBQ side dish, broccoli grape salad, Broccoli Salad, Vegan BBQ dish, Vegan Broccoli Salad, Vegan salad, Vegan side dish, Vegan summer salad, vegan summer side dish
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 crowns broccoli
  • 1/2 large red onion
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup craisins
  • 1 cup red seedless grapes

Dressing

  • 3/4 cup vegan mayo
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar (or apple cider vinegar)
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • fresh ground black pepper and salt to taste
  • 1 tsp mustard (optional)

Instructions

  • Start by chopping the broccoli into bite sized pieces. Remove any broccoli stems. You can keep them for a soup but they aren't for this salad 😉
  • Cut the grapes into halves.
  • Finely chop half of 1 medium sized red onion.
  • Add the broccoli, grapes, red onion, craisins, and slivered almonds into a large bowl.
  • In a jar or small bowl, add the vegan mayo, vinegar, maple syrup, lemon juice, salt and pepper and mix well.
  • Top the salad with the dressing, and give it a good mix.
  • If you have time, let it marinate in the fridge for up to 2 hours. Make sure to give it a quick toss before serving as some of the smaller items can fall to the bottom of the bowl.
  • Serve, and enjoy!

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Notes

This is the perfect side dish for a vegan BBQ or a great vegan lunch salad that’s packed full of fiber. Your friends and family will devour it, and won’t even know it’s vegan! 
Q: How long does broccoli salad last in the fridge?
A: Broccoli salad can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to two days. If stored separately from the dressing it can last up to 4 days. 🙂
Q: How far ahead to make broccoli salad?
A: It’s best if you can make it at least 1 hour ahead, but you can make it up to 24 hours in advance and it will still be nice and crisp!
Q: How do you make broccoli taste good?
A: Put it in a salad with all kinds of other yummy things – like this one 😜 Try it and let me know what you think! Broccoli also tastes good fried with olive oil and garlic, in soups, in teriyaki stir fry, or with a vegan cheese sauce. 
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4 thoughts on “The Best Easy Vegan Broccoli Summer Salad Recipe

  1. Emilie S. says:

    5 stars
    This was the perfect salad I was looking for! I made this and brought to my family BBQ as some of my other family members are also Vegan and it was a hit!! Thank you so much I also referred your vegan food blog to my cousins so they will also be checking it out 🥰

    • spicyveganfood says:

      Thank you so much!! Also so happy you were able to enjoy and share with your family and friends!

    • spicyveganfood says:

      You’re welcome, so happy that you got to enjoy and share this recipe with your family 😀

    • spicyveganfood says:

      You’re welcome and thank you so much for trying it out, so nice to share with your family and thank you for spreading the word to your cousins 😀

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